The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery team at University Medical Center is dedicated to restoring lives through reconstruction.
From traumatic injuries to reconstruction after cancer, our team uses the latest surgical technology to provide the best results for each patient.
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What is reconstructive plastic surgery?
Reconstructive plastic surgery is done to correct facial and body abnormalities caused by birth defects, injury, disease, or aging.
Usually, the goal of reconstructive plastic surgery is to improve body function. However, reconstructive plastic surgery may also be done to create a more normal appearance and improve self-esteem (this may also be called cosmetic surgery). Abnormal structures of the body may result from:
- Developmental abnormalities
- Congenital (present at birth) defects